Definition of Akkadian
1. Noun. An ancient branch of the Semitic languages.
Specialized synonyms: Assyrian, Assyrian Akkadian
Geographical relationships: Mesopotamia
Definition of Akkadian
1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Akkadian language of ancient Mesopotamia. ¹
2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Akkadian Empire. ¹
3. Proper noun. The now extinct Semitic language of ancient Mesopotamia, formerly used as an international language of diplomacy. ¹
4. Noun. A Semitic inhabitant of the region of Mesopotamia near the city of Akkad. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Akkadian
Aksa Martyrs Brigades
Literary usage of Akkadian
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland by Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1893)
"D., RE THE study of akkadian is based on upwards of thirty bilingual inscriptions of considerable length, the texts having been translated into Assyrian in ..."
2. The Hittites and Their Language by Claude Reignier Conder (1898)
"Khir, region ; akkadian khir. Turkish khar, to surround. Khu, khun, prince. ... akkadian le. Li, by means of. akkadian and Turkish li. Lik, regarding. ..."
3. Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archæology by Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England), Walter L. Nash (1885)
"akkadian PRECEPTS FOR THE CONDUCT OF MAN IN HIS PRIVATE LIFE. ... A fact worthy of note is that many of the akkadian ideograms and words have been adopted ..."
4. Outlines of the History of Religion: To the Spread of the Universal Religions by Cornelis Petrus Tiele (1905)
"Of akkadian origin also was the regularly-organised priesthood, to whose learning and ... The majority of the Assyrian priestly titles are pure akkadian, ..."
5. The Unknown God, Or, Inspiration Among Pre-Christian Races by Charles Loring Brace (1889)
"akkadian PENITENTIAL PSALMS. God my Creator, stand by my side ! ... akkadian PRAYER, rI ''HE investigations of the last few years in the cunei- form ..."
6. Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute, Or Philosophical by Victoria Institute (Great Britain) (1890)
"Compare the akkadian emblem pa, apparently a flower. akkadian pu, "long"; Tartar boy, ... Cypriote lo and le; akkadian In, "yoke." Used phonetically for the ..."
7. The World's Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the by John Henry Barrows (1893)
"Will they be likely to discard the recently deciphered akkadian hymns and Assyrian penitential psalms ? Is it probable that men who can devote studious ..."
8. Primitive Civilizations; Or, Outlines of the History of Ownership in Archaic by Edith Jemima Simcox (1894)
"akkadian LAW TABLET. THE contract tablets illustrate the working of the family law of Babylonia to some extent, but less than might perhaps have been ..."